Banana Bread Pudding!
I'm on a roll today, so here's another recipe for you! We had some of my Sour Dough Bread left over from yesterday's birthday dinner, and I've wanted to try making bread pudding with my homemade artisan bread for quite a while. So, I figured, what the heck; I'm doing this! (And, yes, we do still have three-fourths of the Homemade Strawberry Cake left in the refrigerator, but maybe the sugar high will keep us from gaining too many pounds...)
This recipe comes from Bunny's Warm oven. Thanks, Bunny!
Here's a link to her original recipe:
I adjusted Bunny's recipe slightly, because I was short one cup of bread.
Last night, I cut up the remaining sourdough bread into chunks so it would have plenty of time to dry out before today's bake.
Banana Bread Pudding.
3 cups day old Sourdough Bread, cut into one inch pieces
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 2/3 cups milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 small ripe bananas cut into slices
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 dashes of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray, and
place the bread into the dish.
Whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the bowl, and whisk until the ingredients are well combined and the sugar is dissolved. Drop the cut banana on top of the bread. Pour the mixture over the bread and banana slices. Stir to coat the bread cubes with the mixture. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the the top of the bread cubes. Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Combine the sugar and corn starch in a small bowl, add the mixture to the melted butter, and stir to combine. Pour the milk and corn syrup into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce comes to a boil. Boil for one minute while continuing to stir.
Remove the sauce from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. Let cool slightly, and pour the sauce over the bread pudding.
Yum!!! I wondered if this Banana Bread Pudding would remind me at all of traditional Banana Pudding, and it does! Although there is no alcohol in this recipe, it tastes as though there is, and it brings a warm, cozy, and comforting feeling with each delicious bite.
I hope you indulge in something that comforts you today, and please remember that kindness has the power to change the world!